4 times WCW embarrassed WWE on Live TV
The Attitude Era was a time that's still considered by fans as being the greatest period in the history of wrestling. WCW and WWE went head to head for almost 4 years, with their premiere shows battling it out for ratings. There was a time when WCW beat WWE's ratings for almost two straight years, and Vince McMahon's morale was at an all-time low.
Although both companies tried their best to throw shade at the competitor, WCW always went out of their way to embarrass WWE on live TV. Let's take a look at four instances where WCW got the best of their arch rival.
#4 The Oklahoma character
Ed Ferrera, a WCW booker, came up with the disgusting idea of mocking WWE's commentator, Jim Ross. He invented a character named 'Oklahoma', which was a rip-off of Ross, with an ode to his hometown of Oklahoma.
The character appeared on WCW TV, giving interviews in Jim Ross's heavy Southern accent and mocking him to no end.
This attempt at embarrassing Jim Ross backfired and was met with a chorus of boos, mainly because Jim Ross was suffering from Bell's Palsy at the time. The character was short lived and never appeared again.
#3 "That'll put some butts in the seats"
WCW went to great lengths to topple WWE in the rating war. WWE used to pre-tape Raw during that time, whereas Nitro was live. WCW began announcing the rival's weekly results on live TV, with Tony Schiavone bashing WWE's product on multiple occasions.
On an episode of Nitro, Tony did the same old shtick and announced Raw's results, stating that Mick Foley had won the WWE Championship. He sarcastically implied that Foley wasn't big enough to draw viewers and attendance numbers.
Unfortunately, this backfired big-time on WCW, as curious viewers switched over to WWE TV that night to see Foley win the title. The fact that WCW's "Fingerpoke of Doom" incident happened on the same night didn't do them any favours too. Raw won the rating war that night and didn't look back. 2 years later, WCW was bought out by Vince McMahon.